Current Courses in Physics and Astronomy
Course Numbering System
 Courses 000099 do not count toward graduation.
 Courses 100299 are designed for freshman and sophomores.
 Courses 300499 are designed for juniors and seniors.
 Courses 500699 are designed primarily for juniors and seniors but may be taken by graduate students for graduate credit.
 Courses 700799 are designed primarily for graduate students who have less than 30 of graduate credit but may be taken by undergraduates for undergraduate credit.
 Courses 800999 are open only to graduate students except by special permission.
Resources
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 Individual course materials on Blackboard
Astronomy courses
 ASTR 177 First Year Seminar: _____

A limitedenrollment, seminar course for firsttime freshmen, addressing current issues in Astronomy. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. FirstYear Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of FirstYear Experience. Prerequisite: Firsttime freshman status. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 190 Astronomy and Civilization

A survey course that describes the interplay between the science of astronomy and cultural beliefs. It uses, among others, examples of how religious and philosophical tenets have enhanced or conflicted with scientific principles. Not for astronomy majors. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 191 Contemporary Astronomy

The structure and evolution of the universe, from nearby planets to distant quasars, are examined. Topics include recent discoveries concerning planets, stars, pulsars and black holes as well as their evolution, the structure of the universe today and how it will be in the future. The emphasis is descriptive rather than mathematical. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 101. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
TR 09:3010:45 AM MAL 2048  LAWRENCE
3 55978  ASTR 293 Astronomy Bizarre

An exploration of physical phenomena found in astrophysical extremes. Topics may include the following: the most violent explosions in the Universe (supernovae and gamma ray bursts; the biggest collisions in nature (galaxy interactions; the densest and most bizarre forms of matter (white dwarfs, neutron stars); the strongest magnetic fields (magnetars, pulsars); the amazing range of exoplanetary properties; and the mysteries of black holes. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 101. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 390 Undergraduate Problems

Undergraduate observational or theoretical problems in astronomy. Maximum credit, six hours. Prerequisite: Permission of department. IND.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 50385 IND Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 57159 IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 57160 IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 50386  ASTR 391 Physical Astronomy, Honors

An honors, calculusbased introduction to astronomy and astrophysics, required for astronomy majors. Components of the Universe  from planetary systems, stellar systems, large scale structure and cosmology  are examined to illuminate the physics principles which govern their evolution. Prerequisite: MATH 125, and either permission of instructor, or participation in the University Honors Program. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Hawley, Steven
MWF 11:0011:50 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 57162  ASTR 394 The Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

An introduction to the search for planets around other stars and for life in the universe beyond the earth. A discussion of the astronomical conditions under which life might form and the biological conditions of life formation and evolution. Methods of searching for extraterrestrial life. Prerequisite: An introductory course in biology, astronomy or geology. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 400 Topics in Astronomy: _____

A course on special topics in astronomy. Course may be repeated for different topics. Each section may have additional prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 503 Undergraduate Research

This course is for students seeking to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. Students are expected to participate in some area of ongoing research in the department, chosen with the help of their advisor. At the end of the term, students will present their results in a seminar to other students and faculty. (Same as EPHX 503 and PHSX 503.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 50387 IND Besson, David
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 63348 IND Feldman, Hume
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 55237 IND Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 57180 IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 57182 IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 50388  ASTR 591 Stellar Astronomy

Fundamentals of stellar astronomy including astronomical optics and techniques, coordinate and time systems, stellar spectroscopy, properties of normal, binary and variable stars. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. An introductory astronomy course is desirable. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 592 Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy

A study of stellar groups, the interstellar medium, galactic structure and dynamics, galaxies, and cosmology. Prerequisite: ASTR 591 or consent of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 596 Observational Astrophysics

Students acquire practical experience with astronomical equipment and data reduction techniques used in research and educational contexts. ASTR 596, combined with an independent research experience, provides a pathway for students to demonstrate creativity and integration of background knowledge. Prerequisite: Corequisite: ASTR 591. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 597 Analysis in Astrophysics

Individual students work on specialized research problems in the field of observational or theoretical astrophysics. Maximum credit, six hours. Prerequisite: ASTR 592. IND.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 50389 IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 50390  ASTR 691 Astrophysics I

An introduction to radiation processes, thermal processes, and radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium. (Same as EPHX 691 and PHSX 691.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 or consent of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 692 Astrophysics II

The formation and evolution of stars, nucleosynthesis of the elements, and the physical processes of high energy physics. Prerequisite: ASTR 691 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Twarog, Bruce
MWF 10:0010:50 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 66171  ASTR 791 Seminar in Astrophysics

Seminar designed to cover current topics in the physics of the Universe beyond the solar system. Content will vary. Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. Open to undergraduates with twelve hours of physics/astronomy courses numbered 500 or above, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 66172  ASTR 792 Topics in Advanced Astrophyics

This course will address one or more of the following advanced topics in astrophysics: high energy astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, space physics, cosmology, astrobioyphysics, and the interstellar and intergalactic media (ISM/IGM.) This course may be repeated for credit if topical content differs. (Same as PHSX 792.) Prerequisite: ASTR 692 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rudnick, Gregory
TR 09:3010:45 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 66173  ASTR 795 Space Plasma Physics

The physics of fully ionized gases in magnetic fields and their application to interplanetary processes, planetary radiation belts, and the surface of the sun. The motion of charged particles in magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamic waves, the solar wind and the magnetosphere. (Same as PHSX 795.) Prerequisite: PHSX 621. Corequisite: PHSX 631. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 ASTR 815 Computational Physics and Astronomy

Advanced computer applications in physics and astronomy. General discussion and illustration of problem organization and solution by numerical and other methods with examples from plasma, space, solid state, elementary particle, and nuclear physics and astronomy. Students will design, write, validate, and document a computer program to solve a physical problem. (Same as PHSX 815 and CHEM 914.) Prerequisite: Six hours of computer science courses numbered 300 or above, and six hours of physics and/or astronomy courses numbered 300 or above. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Shi, Jack
TR 01:0002:15 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 50391  ASTR 897 Seminar in Plasma and Space Physics

Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. (Same as PHSX 897.) LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 58427
Physics courses
 PHSX 111 Introductory Physics

A onesemester survey of classical and modern physics, designed primarily for liberal arts students. Typical subjects include the laws of motion, gravity, electricity and magnetism, sound, light, quantum mechanics, atomic and subatomic physics. Subjects are treated mainly conceptually with some use of basic data. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 104. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Sivron, Ran
MWF 09:0009:50 AM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
3 53110  PHSX 112 Concepts in Physics, Honors

A discussion of important concepts in physics. While basic concepts such as force, energy, and mass will be introduced as needed, the emphasis will be on an understanding and appreciation of contemporary science. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 104 and participation in the University Honors Program or permission of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 114 College Physics I
 Principles and applications of mechanics, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, and sound waves. Three class hours and one laboratory per week. This course emphasizes the development of quantitative concepts and problem solving skills for students needing a broad background in physics as part of their preparation in other major programs, and for those who wish to meet the laboratory science requirement of the College. In special circumstances, permission to enroll in less than four hours may be obtained from the department. Not open to students with credit in PHSX 211 or PHSX 216 or PHSX 212 or PHSX 236. Prerequisite: MATH 104, or three and onehalf years of collegepreparatory mathematics including trigonometry and a score of 25 or higher on ACT mathematics. LEC.
 PHSX 115 College Physics II
 A continuation of PHSX 114. Principles and applications of electricity, magnetism, light, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Three class hours and one laboratory per week. In special circumstances, permission to enroll in less than four hours may be obtained from the department. Not open to students with credit in PHSX 212 or PHSX 236. Prerequisite: PHSX 114. LEC.
 PHSX 116 Introductory Physics Laboratory

A laboratory exploring classical and modern physics, designed primarily for liberal arts students. Experiments in motion gravity, electricity and magnetism, sound, light, atomic and subatomic physics are designed to teach physics concepts and basic laboratory techniques. One twohour lab period per week. Counts as a laboratory science when preceded or accompanied by PHSX 111. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 104. Corequisite: PHSX 111. LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 12:0001:50 PM JRP 142  LAWRENCE
1 58254 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
W 10:0011:50 AM JRP 142  LAWRENCE
1 54901  PHSX 150 Seminar in Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Physics

This course is intended for all students in physics, astronomy and engineering physics. Course content includes topics of current interest in all fields of physics and astronomy. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 177 First Year Seminar: _____

A limitedenrollment, seminar course for firsttime freshmen, addressing current issues in Physics. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. FirstYear Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of FirstYear Experience. Prerequisite: Firsttime freshman status. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 201 Calculus Supplement to College Physics I

A calculusbased course in classical mechanics and thermodynamics for students who have had an algebrabased course in classical mechanics and thermodynamics. This course, combined with PHSX 114, covers the content of PHSX 211or PHSX 210. Prerequisite: PHSX 114 and MATH 116 or 125; corequisite: MATH 126; and permission of the department. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Murray, Michael
APPT ONLNE KULC  LAWRENCE
1 61023  PHSX 202 Calculus Supplement to College Physics II

A calculusbased course in electricity and magnetism for students who have had a an algebrabased course in electricity and magnetism. This course, combined with PHSX 115, covers the content of PHSX 212. Prerequisite: PHSX 115 and permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 126. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Fischer, Christopher
APPT ONLNE KULC  LAWRENCE
1 64243  PHSX 210 General Physics I for Engineers

Introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics designed for students in the School of Engineering who have completed MATH 125 with a grade of C or better. Students not admitted to the School of Engineering must receive permission from instructor. PHSX 210 and PHSX 211 cannot both be taken for credit. Prerequisite: MATH 125 with a grade of C or better; corequisite MATH 126; courses in high school physics and/or chemistry recommended. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Wu, Judy
MWF 12:0012:50 PM WES 3139  LAWRENCE
3 62008  PHSX 211 General Physics I

Introduction to classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Designed for students in engineering and physical science majors. Prerequisite: MATH 116 or MATH 125; corequisite MATH 126; courses in high school physics and/or chemistry are recommended. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Murray, Michael
M 01:0001:50 PM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
WF 12:3001:45 PM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
4 61024  PHSX 212 General Physics II

Study of electricity and magnetism, waves and sound. Prerequisite: PHSX 211, PHSX 210 or PHSX 213. MATH 116 or MATH 125; Corequisite: MATH 126. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Fischer, Christopher
MWF 03:0003:50 PM LEEP2 G411  LAWRENCE
MWF 03:0003:50 PM LEEP2 2415  LAWRENCE
3 53137  PHSX 213 General Physics I Honors

An honors section of PHSX 211 and PHSX 216. Credit for fewer than five hours requires permission of the department. Recommended for students with a strong math background who are either in the University Honors Program or intending to major in a physical science. Courses in high school physics and chemistry are strongly recommended. Prerequisite: MATH 125; corequisite MATH 126; and permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
M 03:0003:50 PM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
WF 03:0004:15 PM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
5 53138 LBN Wang, Yuyu
Delgado, Jennifer
T 10:0011:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
5 53139 LBN Wang, Yuyu
Delgado, Jennifer
T 02:0003:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
5 53140  PHSX 214 General Physics II Honors

An honors section of PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. Credit for fewer than four hours requires permission of the department. Recommended for students with a strong math background who are either in the University Honors Program or intending to major in a physical science. Prerequisite: PHSX 216 together with either PHSX 211 or PHSX 210; or PHSX 213, and permission of instructor. Corequisite: MATH 127. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 216 General Physics I Laboratory

Experiments in classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Counts as a laboratory science when accompanied by PHSX 210 or PHSX 211. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 210 or PHSX 211. LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Wanigasekara, Shanika
W 08:0009:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61043 LAB Giridhar, Rohith
Delgado, Jennifer
R 08:0009:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61044 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Wanigasekara, Shanika
F 08:0009:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61045 LAB LeeBrown II, Donald
Delgado, Jennifer
W 10:0011:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61046 LAB LeeBrown II, Donald
Delgado, Jennifer
R 10:0011:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61047 LAB Giridhar, Rohith
Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:0011:50 AM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61048 LAB Zereshki, Peymon
Delgado, Jennifer
R 04:0005:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61049 LAB Zereshki, Peymon
Delgado, Jennifer
R 12:0001:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61050 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Symons, Teresa
W 02:0003:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61051 LAB Zereshki, Peymon
Delgado, Jennifer
R 02:0003:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61052 LAB Giridhar, Rohith
Delgado, Jennifer
F 02:0003:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61835 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Morgan, Aaron
T 04:0005:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 65520 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Symons, Teresa
W 04:0005:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 65521 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Symons, Teresa
T 06:0007:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61053 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Morgan, Aaron
W 06:0007:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 69925 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Kattel, Bhupal
R 06:0007:50 PM MAL 2064  LAWRENCE
1 61054  PHSX 236 General Physics II Laboratory

Experiments in electricity and magnetism, waves and sound. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 212. LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Sullivan, Matthew
Delgado, Jennifer
T 08:0009:50 AM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61025 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
R 08:0009:50 AM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61026 LAB Sullivan, Matthew
Delgado, Jennifer
T 10:0011:50 AM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61027 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Goul, Ryan
R 10:0011:50 AM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61028 LAB Lindsey, Cole
Delgado, Jennifer
F 10:0011:50 AM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61029 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
T 12:0001:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61030 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Goul, Ryan
W 12:0001:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61031 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Goul, Ryan
R 12:0001:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61032 LAB Gautam, Bibek
Delgado, Jennifer
T 02:0003:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61033 LAB Gautam, Bibek
Delgado, Jennifer
R 02:0003:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61034 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Adhikari, Shekhar
T 04:0005:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 65522 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Adhikari, Shekhar
R 04:0005:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61037 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Adhikari, Shekhar
R 06:0007:50 PM MAL 3084  LAWRENCE
1 61042  PHSX 313 General Physics III

Introduction to modern physics. Topics include special relativity, optics, and introductions to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and PHSX 236, or PHSX 214, or PHSX 202, or EECS 220 or EECS 221. Corequisite: MATH 320 or MATH 220. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
MWF 02:0002:50 PM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
3 55509  PHSX 316 Intermediate Physics Laboratory I

Experiments in optics and modern physics. Development of experimental skills, data reduction, error analysis, and technical writing. One lab meeting per week and one lecture per week on topics including error analysis and experimental design. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 313. LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Todoroki, Keita
T 10:0011:50 AM MAL 4082  LAWRENCE
1 55515 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Todoroki, Keita
R 10:0011:50 AM MAL 4082  LAWRENCE
1 55511 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
T 12:0001:50 PM MAL 4082  LAWRENCE
1 55512 LAB Delgado, Jennifer
Todoroki, Keita
R 12:0001:50 PM MAL 4082  LAWRENCE
1 55513 LAB Wang, Yuyu
Delgado, Jennifer
R 02:0003:50 PM MAL 4082  LAWRENCE
1 55514  PHSX 400 Topics in Physics and Astronomy: _____

A course on special topics in physics and astronomy, given as the need arises. Course may be repeated for different topics. Each section may have prerequisites to be determined by the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Bean, Alice
MWF 11:0011:50 AM MAL 2055  LAWRENCE
3 64242  PHSX 500 Special Problems

Work in some area of physics beyond the topics or material covered in other courses. For some problems, continued enrollment in consecutive semesters may be appropriate. Prerequisite: One juniorsenior course in science in an area related to the problem and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 54557 IND Baringer, Philip
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53141 IND Bean, Alice
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53142 IND Besson, David
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53143 IND Chan, WaiLun
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 60523 IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53144 IND Feldman, Hume
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53145 IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 54902 IND Han, Siyuan
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53146 IND Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 57268 IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 58753 IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 54573 IND Melott, Adrian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53147 IND Murray, Michael
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 54574 IND Ralston, John
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53148 IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 57269 IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53149 IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53150 IND Shi, Jack
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53151 IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 61394 IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53153 IND Wilson, Graham
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 54575 IND Wu, Judy
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53154 IND Zhao, Hui
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 56759 IND Lewis, Ian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 64244 IND Royon, Christophe
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 64245  PHSX 501 Honors Research

This course is to enable students seeking departmental Honors in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. At the completion of the required 4 hours of total enrollment, a written and oral report of the research is required. (Same as EPHX 501.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53155 IND Baringer, Philip
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53156 IND Bean, Alice
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53157 IND Besson, David
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53158 IND Chan, WaiLun
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 60524 IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53159 IND Feldman, Hume
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53160 IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54906 IND Han, Siyuan
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53161 IND Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 57271 IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 58754 IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54576 IND Melott, Adrian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53162 IND Murray, Michael
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54577 IND Ralston, John
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53163 IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 57274 IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53164 IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53165 IND Shi, Jack
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53166 IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 61395 IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53168 IND Wilson, Graham
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54578 IND Wu, Judy
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53169 IND Zhao, Hui
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 56760 IND Lewis, Ian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 64246 IND Royon, Christophe
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 64247  PHSX 502 Seminar in Physics and Astronomy Instruction

One meeting per week to plan and report progress on projects which may include tutoring of students in personalized modes of study; developing, administering, and scoring test items; designing and improving demonstration and laboratory experiments. Amount of credit depends on projects contracted for and completed. (Distribution credit given for twothree hours only.) Prerequisite: Evidence of prior academic experience relevant to the student's proposed activities in the seminar and permission of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 503 Undergraduate Research

This course is for students seeking to fulfill the undergraduate research requirement. Students are expected to participate in some area of ongoing research in the department, chosen with the help of their advisor. At the end of the term, students will present their results in a seminar to other students and faculty. (Same as ASTR 503 and EPHX 503.) Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Astronomy, Engineering Physics, or Physics, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # IND AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53170 IND Baringer, Philip
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53171 IND Bean, Alice
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53172 IND Besson, David
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53173 IND Chan, WaiLun
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 60526 IND Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53174 IND Feldman, Hume
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53175 IND Fischer, Christopher
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54908 IND Han, Siyuan
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53176 IND Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 57276 IND Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 58756 IND Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54579 IND Melott, Adrian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53177 IND Murray, Michael
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54580 IND Ralston, John
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53178 IND Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 57277 IND Sanders, Stephen
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53179 IND Shandarin, Sergei
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53180 IND Shi, Jack
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53181 IND Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 61396 IND Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53183 IND Wilson, Graham
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 54581 IND Wu, Judy
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 53184 IND Zhao, Hui
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 56763 IND Lewis, Ian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 64248 IND Royon, Christophe
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
14 64249  PHSX 511 Introductory Quantum Mechanics

An introduction to quantum mechanics, emphasizing a physical overview. Topics should include the formalisms of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, the 3dimensional Schrodinger equation with applications to the hydrogen atom; spin and angular momentum; multiparticle systems of FermiDirac and BoseEinstein particles; timeindependent perturbation theory. (Same as EPHX 511.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and MATH 290. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Ralston, John
MWF 01:0001:50 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 53186  PHSX 516 Physical Measurements

A laboratory course emphasizing experimental techniques and data analysis, as well as scientific writing and presentation skills. Experiments will explore a range of classical and modern physics topics. (Same as EPHX 516.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313, PHSX 316 and PHSX 521. (PHSX 521 may be taken concurrently.) LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Han, Siyuan
Ogunjimi, Victor
TR 11:0011:50 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
4 62640 LBN Han, Siyuan
Ogunjimi, Victor
TR 01:0002:50 PM MAL 3094  LAWRENCE
TR 01:0002:50 PM MAL 3093  LAWRENCE
4 62641  PHSX 518 Mathematical Physics

Applications of modern mathematical methods to problems in mechanics and modern physics. Techniques include application of partial differential equations and complex variables to classical field problems in continuous mechanics, unstable and chaotic systems, electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, and heat flow. Applications of elementary transformation theory and group theory, probability and statistics, and nonlinear analysis to selected problems in modern physics as well as to graphical representation of experimental data. Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and MATH 320 or permission of instructor. (Same as EPHX 518.) LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 521 Mechanics I

Newton's laws of motion. Motions of a particle in one, two, and three dimensions. Motion of a system of particles. Moving coordinate systems. (Same as EPHX 521.) Prerequisite: PHSX 211 and PHSX 216, or PHSX 213; MATH 127; MATH 290; and MATH 220 or MATH 320. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 528 Geodynamics and Plate Tectonics

Study of physical processes in the solid Earth and of geophysical approaches to studying Earth systems at regional and global scales. Topics include global potential fields, thermal regime, rheology and Earth deformation, earthquakes and seismic structure, plate motions and global tectonics. (Same as GEOL 573.) Prerequisite: An introductory course in geology; MATH 116 or MATH 126; and PHSX 115, PHSX 214, or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 531 Electricity and Magnetism

The properties of electric and magnetic fields, including electrostatics, Gauss' Law, boundary value methods, electric fields in matter, electromagnetic induction, magnetic fields in matter, the properties of electric and magnetic dipoles, and of dielectric and magnetic materials. (Same as EPHX 531.) Prerequisite: PHSX 214, or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236; PHSX 521 or special permission; MATH 223; MATH 290; and MATH 220 or MATH 320. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Zhao, Hui
MWF 11:0011:50 AM MAL 1003  LAWRENCE
3 66176  PHSX 536 Electronic Circuit Measurement and Design

A laboratory course that explores the theory and experimental techniques of analog and digital electronic circuit design and measurements. Topics include transient response, transmission lines, transistors, operational amplifiers, and digital logic. (Same as EPHX 536.) Prerequisite: PHSX 214 or PHSX 212 and PHSX 236; MATH 127; and MATH 290. PHSX 313 and 316 recommended. LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Sanders, Stephen
Cook, Brent
TR 08:3009:20 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
4 54909 LBN Sanders, Stephen
Cook, Brent
TR 03:0004:50 PM MAL 2068  LAWRENCE
4 54910  PHSX 557 Topics in Mechanics, Properties of Materials, Thermodynamics

This course covers the principles and applications of classical mechanics, fluids, heat, thermodynamics and sound. Teaching of these topics is strongly emphasized. Some laboratory work is included. This course is intended for students accepted to the BS Education major in Physics. This course does not count towards Physics or Astronomy major requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: Math 115 and 116, and either PHSX 114 or PHSX 211. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 558 Topics in Electricity and Magnetism and Optics

This course covers the principles and applications of electricity, magnetism and optics. Teaching of these topics is strongly emphasized. Some laboratory work is included. This course is intended for students accepted to the BS Education major in physics. This course does not count towards Physics or Astronomy major requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 115 and 116, and either PHSX 115 or PHSX 212. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 559 Topics in Modern Physics

This course covers the principles and applications of quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics. Teaching of these topics is strongly emphasized. Some laboratory work is included. This course is intended for students accepted to the BS Education major in physics. This course does not count towards Physics or Astronomy major requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 115 and 116, and either PHSX 115 or PHSX 313. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 594 Cosmology and Culture

A survey of modern physical cosmology, its recent historical roots, and creation myths from many world cultures. An examination of the effects of these stories on their parent cultures. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 600 Special Topics in Physics and Astrophysics: _____

Different topics will be covered as needed. This course will address topics in physics and astrophysics not covered in regularly offered courses. May be repeated if topic differs. (Same as EPHX 600.) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 601 Design of Physical and Electronic Systems

A laboratory course emphasizing the application of physical principles to the design of systems for research, monitoring, or control. Topics include the use of microcomputers as controllers, interfacing microcomputers with measurement devices, and use of approximations and/or computer simulation to optimize design parameters, linear control systems, and noise. (Same as EPHX 601.) Prerequisite: Twelve hours of juniorsenior credit in physics or engineering, including one laboratory course. LAB.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LAB Wilson, Graham
TR 11:0012:50 PM MAL 3078  LAWRENCE
4 53185  PHSX 615 Numerical and Computational Methods in Physics

An introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of problems in physics for which simplifications allowing closedform solutions are not applicable. Examples are drawn from mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, and optics. (Same as EPHX 615.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313, MATH 320 or equivalent, and EECS 138 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Shi, Jack
TR 01:0002:15 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 56767  PHSX 621 Mechanics II

Continuation of PHSX 521. Lagrange's equations and generalized coordinates. Mechanics of continuous media. Tensor algebra and rotation of a rigid body. Special relativity and relativistic dynamics. (Same as EPHX 621.) Prerequisite: PHSX 521. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Melott, Adrian
MWF 09:0009:50 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 53187  PHSX 623 Physics of Fluids

An introduction to basic fluid mechanics in which fundamental concepts and equations are covered. Topics include hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, wave propagation in fluids, and applications in the areas such as astrophysics, atmospheric physics, and geophysics. (Same as EPHX 623.) Prerequisite: MATH 127; MATH 290; PHSX 212 and PHSX 236 (or PHSX 214 can replace PHSX 212 and PHSX 236.) LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 631 Electromagnetic Theory

Maxwell's equations, wave propagation, optics and waveguides, radiation, relativistic transformations of fields and sources, use of covariance and invariance in relativity. Normally a continuation of PHSX 531. (Same as EPHX 631.) Prerequisite: PHSX 531. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Royon, Christophe
MWF 12:0012:50 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 53188  PHSX 641 Introduction to Nuclear Physics

Experimental methods and elementary concepts in nuclear physics, including nuclear forces, alpha and beta decay, gamma radiation, nuclear structure, and reaction systematics. (Same as EPHX 641.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 655 Optics

Geometric optics. Wave properties of light: interference, diffraction, coherence. Propagation of light through matter. Selected topics in modern optics, e.g., lasers, fibers. (Same as EPHX 655.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 316. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 661 Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics

Properties and interactions of quarks, leptons, and other elementary particles; symmetry principles and conservation laws; broken symmetry; gauge bosons; the fundamental interactions, grand unified theories of strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions; the cosmological implications of elementary particle physics. (Same as EPHX 661.) Prerequisite: PHSX 511 and MATH 320. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 671 Thermal Physics

Development of thermodynamics from statistical considerations. Techniques of calculating thermodynamic properties of systems. Application to classical problems of thermodynamics. Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes. FermiDirac and BoseEinstein systems. (Same as EPHX 671.) Prerequisite: PHSX 511. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 681 Concepts in Solids

Properties of common types of crystals and amorphous solids. Lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids. Electrons and holes in energy bands of metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators. (Same as EPHX 681.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and PHSX 511. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 691 Astrophysics I

An introduction to radiation processes, thermal processes, and radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres and the interstellar medium. (Same as ASTR 691 and EPHX 691.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 or consent of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 693 Gravitation and Cosmology

An overview of topics relevant to gravitation and modern cosmology: special relativity, tensor notation, the equivalence principle, the Schwarzchild solution, black holes, and Friedmann models. Cosmic black body radiation, dark matter, and the formation of largescale structure. The idea of quantum gravity and an introduction to the current literature in cosmology. (Same as EPHX 693.) Prerequisite: PHSX 313 and MATH 320. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Feldman, Hume
TR 11:0012:15 PM MAL 2049  LAWRENCE
3 66178  PHSX 700 Colloquium

Topics of current interest in physics, astronomy, and atmospheric science. Repeated enrollments are permitted. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rudnick, Gregory
M 04:0004:50 PM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
1 53189  PHSX 701 Major Experiments and Observations in Classical and Contemporary Physics

Critique, discussions, and interpretation of the most important discoveries and observations in physics. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 702 Introductory Physics Pedagogy

This course will address basic elements of pedagogy in specific relation to the teaching of physics and astronomy labs. It contains such elements as: peer and instructor evaluations of teaching, reading and discussion of pedagogical materials, development of online course material, and discussion of teaching methods. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 711 Quantum Mechanics I

Linear vector spaces. Postulates of quantum mechanics. Schrodinger equation. Harmonic oscillator and other problems in one dimension. Central forces and angular momentum. Symmetries and conservation laws. The hydrogen atom. Spin. Spin and statistics. Addition of angular momenta. Time independent approximation methods. Prerequisite: PHSX 511 and MATH 320. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 717 Graduate Seminar

First year graduate students meet to survey research opportunities in the department and develop skills in giving oral presentations in physics and related areas. Students will also learn about topics in responsible scholarship that may include: the origin of ideas and the allocation of credit, the treatment of data, scientific misconduct, intellectual property and entrepreneurship, the researcher in society, collaborative research, mentor/trainee responsibilities, and safe practices. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 718 Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences

Review of complex variable theory; introduction to the partial differential equations of physical systems; Fourier analysis; special functions of mathematical physics; and chemistry. (Same as CHEM 718.) Prerequisite: Two semesters of juniorsenior mathematics. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 721 Chaotic Dynamics

Topics covered may include the following: dynamical systems, attractors, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, chaos, onedimensional maps, strange attractors and fractal dimensions, fat fractals, the horseshoe map, symbolic dynamics, linear stability of periodic orbits, stable and unstable manifolds, Lyapunov exponents, topological entropy, quasiperiodicity, strange nonchaotic attractors, nonattracting chaotic sets, fractal basin boundaries, renormalization group analysis, intermittency, crisis and chaotic transients. Prerequisite: Mechanics (PHSX 521, or its equivalent), ordinary differential equations (MATH 320, or its equivalent), and some computer programming knowledge. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 722 Geophysical Data Analysis

Fourier analysis, sampling theory, prediction and interpolation of geophysical data, filtering theory, correlation techniques, deconvolution. Examples will be chosen from various fields of geophysics. (Same as GEOL 772.) Prerequisite: MATH 250/AE 250/ARCE 250/CE 250/C&PE 250/EECS 250/EPHX 250/ME 250 and either GEOL 572 or GEOL 573 or PHSX 528. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 723 Seismology

General theory of seismic waves, wave field extrapolation (migration) by finite difference methods, construction of traveltime curves, reflection and attenuation coefficients, earthquake source mechanism, distribution and forecasting of earthquakes. (Same as GEOL 773.) Prerequisite: MATH 250/AE 250/ARCE 250/CE 250/C&PE 250/EECS 250/EPHX 250/ME 250 and either GEOL 572 or GEOL 573 or PHSX 528. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 724 Potential Fields in Geophysics

Reduction and interpretation of gravity and magnetic data with emphasis on exploration techniques. Spectral, analytical and modeling methods of analysis of gravity and magnetic anomalies are emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 250/AE 250/ARCE 250/CE 250/C&PE 250/EECS 250/EPHX 250/ME 250 and either GEOL 572 or GEOL 573 or PHSX 528 or consent of instructor. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 727 Advanced Geophysics: _____

Topics to vary with demand and include heat flow, wave propagation, synthetic seismograms, groundwater exploration, geothermal exploration, electrical methods in exploration, rock mechanicstectonophysics, rock magnetism, geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, geophysical inverse theory, and others upon sufficient demand. May be repeated for different topics. (Same as GEOL 771.) Prerequisite: GEOL 572 or GEOL 573/PHSX 528 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Tsoflias, George
W 02:0004:45 PM LIN 314  LAWRENCE
3 69782  PHSX 731 Molecular Biophysics

Methods and concepts in contemporary molecular biophysics are discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the thermodynamics of macromolecular interactions and quantitative methods of data analysis. Basic enzymology and biophysical spectroscopy will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: PHSX 212, MATH 125, and either CHEM 135 or CHEM 175. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 741 Nuclear Physics I

Experimental methods in nuclear physics, elementary concepts and simple considerations about nuclear forces, alpha and beta decay, gamma radiation, nuclear structure, and reaction systematics. Prerequisite: PHSX 511. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 761 Elementary Particles I

Particle accelerators and detectors; quarks and leptons; invariance principles and conservation laws; strong, electromagnetic, and weak interactions of elementary particles; unification of electroweak and other interactions. Prerequisite: Corequisite: PHSX 711. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 781 Solid State Physics I

Classification of solids, structure and symmetry of crystals; lattice vibrations and thermal properties of solids; electric and magnetic properties; electron theory of metals and semiconductors; electronic and atomic transport processes; theory of ionic crystals. Prerequisite: PHSX 511 (or CHEM 648) and PHSX 671 (or CHEM 646). LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 791 Seminar in Astrophysics

Seminar designed to cover current topics in the physics of the Universe beyond the solar system. Content will vary. Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. Open to undergraduates with twelve hours of physics/astronomy courses numbered 500 or above, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 53190  PHSX 792 Topics in Advanced Astrophysics

This course will address one or more of the following advanced topics in astrophysics: high energy astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, space physics, cosmology, astrobiophysics, and the interstellar and intergalactic media (ISM/IGM). This course may be repeated for credit if topical content differs. (Same as ASTR 792.) Prerequisite: ASTR 692 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Rudnick, Gregory
TR 09:3010:45 AM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 66180  PHSX 793 Physical Cosmology

Discussion of how fundamental laws of physics govern the evolution of the universe as a whole along with its structure. Survey of cosmogenic clues in the observable universe, including observed structures, cosmic background radiation and evidence for dark matter. Development of the universe, including theories of initial conditions; cosmological phase transitions; generation of possible relics and dark matter; symmetry breaking; baryon asymmetry; nucleosynthesis; recombination, gravitational instability and the formation of structure; current experimental techniques. Prerequisite: PHSX 718. Recommended: PHSX 593. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Feldman, Hume
TR 11:0012:15 PM MAL 2049  LAWRENCE
3 66179  PHSX 795 Space Plasma Physics

The physics of fully ionized gases in magnetic fields and their application to interplanetary processes, planetary radiation belts, and the sun. The motion of charged particles in magnetic fields, magnetohydrodynamic waves, the solar wind, the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere. (Same as ASTR 795.) Prerequisite: PHSX 621. Corequisite: PHSX 631. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 800 Graduate Problems

Advanced laboratory problems, special research problems, or library reading problems. Repeated enrollments are permitted. RSH.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # RSH AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53192 RSH Baringer, Philip
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53193 RSH Bean, Alice
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53194 RSH Besson, David
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53195 RSH Chan, WaiLun
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 60528 RSH Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53196 RSH Feldman, Hume
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53197 RSH Fischer, Christopher
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 54913 RSH Han, Siyuan
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53191 RSH Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 57278 RSH Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 58758 RSH Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 56820 RSH Melott, Adrian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53198 RSH Murray, Michael
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 55951 RSH Ralston, John
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53199 RSH Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 57279 RSH Sanders, Stephen
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53200 RSH Shandarin, Sergei
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53201 RSH Shi, Jack
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53202 RSH Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 61397 RSH Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53204 RSH Wilson, Graham
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 55986 RSH Wu, Judy
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 53205 RSH Zhao, Hui
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 56775 RSH Lewis, Ian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 64250 RSH Royon, Christophe
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
15 64251  PHSX 801 Advanced Topics

Lectures on advanced material not covered by regular courses. The topics are not limited but generally address recent experimental or theoretical developments in subjects such as superconductivity, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, quantum field theory, gauge and unified theories, nonlinear or chaotic systems, space plasma physics, and astrophysics and cosmology. Repeated enrollments are permitted. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 811 Quantum Mechanics II

Time dependent perturbation theory. Gauge invariance and electromagnetic interactions. Quantization of the electromagnetic field and applications. The Dirac equation, its transformation properties and applications to relativistic problems. Scattering theory, elementary applications, and formal properties. Prerequisite: PHSX 711. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Lewis, Ian
MWF 02:0002:50 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 53206  PHSX 815 Computational Methods in Physical Sciences

Advanced computer applications in physical science. General discussion and illustration of problem organization and solution by numerical and other methods with examples from physics, astronomy, and other physical sciences. Students will design, write, validate, and document a computer program to solve a physical problem. (Same as ASTR 815 and CHEM 914.) Prerequisite: Six hours of computer science courses numbered 300 or above, and six hours of physics and/or astronomy courses numbered 300 or above. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Shi, Jack
TR 01:0002:15 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 53207  PHSX 817 Graduate Seminar

First year graduate students meet to survey research opportunities in the department and develop skills in giving oral presentations in physics and related areas. Prerequisite: Only one hour of 817 can count toward required hours for degree. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 821 Classical Mechanics

Vector and tensor notation; review of Newtonian mechanics; Lagrangian mechanics; linear vector spaces and matrix theory with applications to the theory of small oscillations; rigid bodies; Hamiltonian formalism. Special relativity. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of juniorsenior courses in physics. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 831 Electrodynamics I

Electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations; plane waves; waveguides. Prerequisite: PHSX 718 and PHSX 821. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Shandarin, Sergei
TR 02:3003:45 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 53208  PHSX 841 Nuclear Physics II

Nuclear forces and the twobody problem; nuclear models; phenomenological treatment of nuclear reactions and decay processes. Prerequisite: PHSX 741 and PHSX 811. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 861 Elementary Particles II

Theoretical analysis of the standard model of strong and electroweak interactions. Applications to decay and scattering processes with comparison to experiments. Selected topics in nonperturbative physics. Examples of tests to probe beyond the standard model. Prerequisite: PHSX 761. Corequisite: PHSX 911. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Wilson, Graham
MWF 11:0011:50 AM MAL 2074  LAWRENCE
3 68544  PHSX 871 Statistical Physics I

Review of and advanced topics in thermodynamics; the Maxwell relations; the third law; phase transitions. Kinetic theory: the Boltzmann equation; transport phenomena. Statistical mechanics: ideal MaxwellBoltzmann, FermiDirac and BoseEinstein gases; ensemble theory; derivation of the laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisite: PHSX 711 and PHSX 821. PHSX 671 is recommended. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 881 Solid State Physics II

More advanced topics in solid state physics that may include: diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, and antiferromagnetism; electron and nuclear spin magnetic resonance; dielectric properties and ferroelectricity; photoconductivity and luminescence. Prerequisite: PHSX 631 and PHSX 711 (or CHEM 915). LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 895 Plasma Physics

Magnetohydrodynamics, including discussion of shocks, waves, and stability theory; statistical mechanical foundations; kinetic theory; microstability; nonlinear phenomena. Prerequisite: PHSX 795. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Cravens, Thomas
MWF 03:0003:50 PM MAL 2005  LAWRENCE
3 68545  PHSX 897 Seminar in Plasma and Space Physics

Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. (Same as ASTR 897.) LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 58405  PHSX 899 Master's Research/Thesis

Research work (either experimental or theoretical) in physics for students working toward the master's degree. Repeated enrollments are permitted. THE.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # THE AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53209 THE Baringer, Philip
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53210 THE Bean, Alice
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53211 THE Besson, David
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53212 THE Chan, WaiLun
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 60529 THE Cravens, Thomas
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53213 THE Feldman, Hume
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53214 THE Fischer, Christopher
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 54914 THE Han, Siyuan
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53215 THE Hawley, Steven
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 57280 THE Kong, Kyoungchul
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 58759 THE Medvedev, Mikhail
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 54582 THE Melott, Adrian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53216 THE Murray, Michael
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 54583 THE Ralston, John
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53217 THE Rudnick, Gregory
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 57281 THE Sanders, Stephen
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53218 THE Shandarin, Sergei
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53219 THE Shi, Jack
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53220 THE Tapia Takaki, J Daniel
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 61398 THE Twarog, Bruce
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53222 THE Wilson, Graham
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 54584 THE Wu, Judy
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53223 THE Zhao, Hui
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 56777 THE Lewis, Ian
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 64252 THE Royon, Christophe
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 64253  PHSX 911 Quantum Mechanics III

Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics. Introduction to quantum field theory using the canonical approach and using the path integral approach. Application of perturbation theory in quantum electrodynamics. Selected applications in condensed matter, nuclear, and particle physics. Prerequisite: PHSX 811. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 912 Quantum Field Theory

Survey of problems in quantum field theory. Functional methods. Renormalization and renormalization group. Role of symmetries. Gauge field theories. Symmetry breaking. Prerequisite: PHSX 911. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 915 Relativity

Reviews of special relativity, manifolds, tensors, and geometry. General coordinate covariance and general relativity. Applications to classical theory of gravitation: weak field tests, isotropic, homogeneous cosmology, Schwarzschild solution. Selected advanced topics. Prerequisite: A total of 10 hours of junior/senior work in physics and mathematics, including at least concurrent enrollment in MATH 646. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 917 Seminar in Theoretical Physics

Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. Content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Ralston, John
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 53224  PHSX 931 Electrodynamics II

Inhomogenious Maxwell's equations and multipole radiation fields; special theory of relativity; radiation from accelerated charges: scattering and dispersion. Prerequisite: PHSX 831. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 947 Seminar in Nuclear Physics

Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Sanders, Stephen
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 53225  PHSX 967 Seminar in Particle Physics

Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Wilson, Graham
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 53226  PHSX 971 Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Advanced equilibrium statistical mechanics and introduction to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Topics include: the theory of liquids, critical phenomena, linear response theory and time correlation functions, Langevin dynamics, and molecular hydrodynamics. (Same as CHEM 950.) Prerequisite: PHSX 871 or CHEM 917. LEC.
The class is not offered for the Spring 2017 semester.
 PHSX 987 Seminar in Solid State Physics

Graduate students engaged in or preparing for research may repeat enrollments in this course. The content will vary. LEC.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # LEC Chan, WaiLun
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
13 53227  PHSX 999 Ph.D

Research work (either experimental or theoretical) in physics for students working toward the Ph.D. degree. Repeated enrollments are permitted. THE.
Spring 2017 Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class # THE AnthonyTwarog, Barbara
APPT KULC APPT  LAWRENCE
110 53228 THE Baringer, Philip
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